Southern Calif. terror plot posed major threat, officials say
LOS ANGELES — It was not the most spectacular domestic terrorism plot since the Sept. 11 attacks, and certainly not the best-known.
But no other case posed such a real and immediate threat as the audacious scheme to attack more than a dozen military centers, synagogues and other sites in Southern California, experts said Thursday.
"If you look at the roster of defendants in terrorism cases, it often seems like a casting call. They all have aspirations, but most lack real talent and helpful connections," said Brian Levin, an attorney and director of Cal State San Bernardino's Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.
"But here you actually had a case where.....read more
A Nightmare Scenario
World War III started on Jan. 11, 2009, about three miles outside of Nogales, Ariz. Like falling rows of dominoes the circumstances that caused the war had been lining up for a long time. But no one really expected the first domino to fall in the sleepy little border town.
Why did it happen? Because we underestimated the enemy. We forgot about Pearl Harbor. We forgot about 9/11. We forgot that the cost of liberty was eternal vigilance.
A small group of Muslim extremists formed a team that was financed primarily by Middle Eastern opium war lords and a few OPEC members. They were equipped with sophisticated military technology that the U.S. provided to....read more
Guard saved untold lives, Colorado authorities say
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. -- The gunshots were so loud that Jeanne Assam thought the shooter was already in the building.
A former police officer, Assam, 42, was on security duty Sunday morning at New Life Church here. Hours earlier, a 24-year-old who had been rejected from a missionary school in a Denver suburb had shot and killed two staffers there. Now he was spraying New Life's parking lot with gunfire and pushing through the doors to the sanctuary.
Assam hid and inched toward the gunman, Matthew Murray, as dozens of terrified worshipers fled. She waited until he got close enough, revealed herself, aimed her pistol and fired. Murray dropped...read more
17 UN staffers killed in Algiers bombings: spokeswoman
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations on Friday said 17 of its staffers were now confirmed to have died in this week's car bombings in Algiers along with "a devastatingly high number" of Algerians.
UN spokeswoman Marie Okabe told a press briefing that the earlier toll of 11 dead had been raised to 17, most of them Algerians, after more bodies were found in the rubble of UN facilities targeted in Tuesday's attacks.
"Seventeen UN colleagues are now confirmed dead," UN chief Ban Ki-moon said in a statement issued in Dili, capital of East Timor, where he is...read more
Algeria: Al-Qaeda uses elderly terrorists in change of tactics
(AKI) – (By Hamza Boccolini) - In a major strategic change, the Algerian arm of Al-Qaeda appears to be using terrorists older than 60 to carry out its attacks.
That is the finding to have emerged from early analysis of the dual bombings that struck Algiers on Tuesday.
Arab media and analysts have spoken of the "return of the elderly" to describe the strategic change by Al-Qaeda's Branch in the Islamic Maghreb (BAQMI) that claimed responsibility for the bombings in the Algerian capital.
The Algerian government said that at least.....read more
Bomb, bombings and IED's in the news
It has been oft repeated that the terrorist attacks going on outside the USA are a practice runs and a preview of what terrorists want to unleash on American soil! As the links to the following articles will show, there is a lot of pratice going on....read more